Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I Had a Little Turtle, His Name Was Tiny Tim

For part of FHE (Family Home Evening) last night we did a fun little craft project. These projects seem to be the kid's favorite part of the night, next to the treat at the end of course. Anyway, Kiera had requested awhile ago that she wanted to make turtle puppets. So we did.

It was fun to watch the kids color their little turtles. They were so excited.

Such concentration



If you want to make one too all you need is:
 -a paper bowl
-1 craft stick (tongue depressor)
-recycled manilla envelope (you can use construction paper too)
-scotch tape
-googly eyes

Cut a tiny slit in the side of your bowl that the craft stick can fit into. This will become the turtle's retractable neck. Cut out an oval shape for the head out of your envelope of construction paper and 4 feet. Tape the feet to the underside of the bowl and the head piece to one end of the craft stick. At this point you can just let the kids at it but I decided to draw circles/octagons on the backs of the turtle shells to give my kids something to color in. After everything is colored glue two googly eyes on and there you go!

After we were done we sang the song I Had a Little Turtle...  The kids loved it! I think it would be a good craft for preschool if the lesson was on reptiles or turtles too.

Song Lyrics:
I had a little turtle.
His name was Tiny Tim.
I put him in the bathtub
To see if he could swim.
He drank up all the water.
He ate up all the soap.
And now he's sick in bed
With a bubble in his throat!
Bubble, Bubble, Bubble!
Bubble, Bubble, Bubble!
Bubble, Bubble, POP!

1 comment:

Melissa said...

Super cute! Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All.